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Gentrification: A real thing in the Bay Area

Gentrification: A real thing in the Bay Area

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When we’re young we all have this idea of what our lives are going to be like when we get older. Your elementary grade teacher asks the class to think about what they want to be when they grow up and what they want their lives to be like. You remember discussing it with your classmates, who are so...

Transgender, transracial?

Transgender, transracial?

Selena DeSanto,
Contributor

January 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Transgender and transracial. What is different about someone claiming to be an alternative gender and someone claiming an alternative race? Why do we accept one, but not the other? Many people argue that gender is not a biological trait that is passed down from your parents. It is basically a random...

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Thanksgiving as we know it should change

Tawny Pederson,
Contributor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Get your turkeys, taters and cranberry sauce and round up your family for dinner. Or not. The fourth Thursday of every November has always been Thanksgiving, but the holiday has issues. It is squished between America’s two most popular holidays: Halloween and Christmas. And its problematic racial back...

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Was 2017 a year of whistleblowers versus patriotism?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

What comes to mind when you hear the term whistleblower? Patriot, hero, role-model? Or do you associate that term with words like criminal, or even anarchist? I, personally, see these people as heroes, and as beacons of light in this dark, cruel and unjust world. And as long as these actions are carried...

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Does the gaming community have to pay to win?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With its official release, many people in the gaming community are already complaining about Electronic Arts (EA) pay-to-win tactics established in the game “Star Wars Battlefront II”. “Star Wars Battlefront II” is a multiplayer, first-person shooter that takes you further into the Star Wars...

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

Live streaming sports caters to millennials

Haley Lyss,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Enter the world of live streaming sports, now a billion-dollar industry. It has opened another dimension into the world of how many are starting to access the teams and sports that are so loved. Last year Twitter paid the NFL $10 million to livestream only ten of their games. This year Amazon offered...

Movie review: Marshall

Movie review: Marshall

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The new feature film “Marshall,” released by Open Road Films, portrayed the late, great lawyer, chief counsel of the NAACP legal defense and the 96th associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall. Marshall is primarily known amongst other things for becoming the first...

Kanye or Shakespeare: Who is more relevant?

Kanye or Shakespeare: Who is more relevant?

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Kanye Omari West is a larger than life global figure in pop culture. West has won 21 Grammys, released seven platinum solo albums and designed shoes for Louis Vuitton, Nike and Adidas. He made Taylor Swift famous and is the head of the GOOD Music record label. He also works on his YEEZY fashion line....

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

From the outside looking in: Oakland’s First Friday Review from a Southern California native

Britney Yarbrough,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a Southern California native, Oakland’s First Friday is one of my favorite Bay Area events. I’ve been living in the Bay Area going on five years now, and I do my best to take part in anything that originates in the Bay. Although, it’s not far from home the Bay feels like an entirely different...

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Eminem’s take on president Trump

Deepika Dipshika,
Contributor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It is no secret that one of the most controversial topics when it comes to the United States of America is ironically our own president: Donald Trump.  Many have no qualms in vocalizing their views about the heavily opinionated public figure, which makes celebrities no exception.  This is why most...

Full-time mom, full-time student

Full-time mom, full-time student

Teleia Johnson,
Contributor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s been approximately three years since my little Layla was born and almost two years since I started at CSU East Bay. I’ve been juggling the roles of a full-time student and full-time mom, while also working a part-time job. There’s great joy in becoming a mother, I think everyone knows that,...

Who needs water, right?

Who needs water, right?

Cody Davis,
Contributor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Growing up I was taught to treat everyone with respect and never jeopardize the safety of another human being. However, I realized with age not many people or institutions follow the same moral foundations that I do; safety for others is not their first priority. There is a health and safety issue...

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